Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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Italy's state museums free for Liberation Day on 25 April

Festa della Liberazione is a public holiday in Italy.

Italy will open its state museums and archaeological sites for free on Thursday 25 April for the 2024 edition of Liberation Day, or Festa della Liberazione.

A national public holiday in Italy, the day commemorates the end of the Fascist regime and of the Nazi Germany occupation during world war two, as well as the victory of Italy's Resistance movement of partisans who opposed the regime.

Italian culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano announced last year that in addition to 25 April, Italy's state museums and archaeological sites would open on two other symbolic dates: 2 June for Festa della Repubblica and 4 November for National Unity and Armed Forces Day.

Sangiuliano has confirmed that the three free openings would take place once again in 2024 in tandem with the opening of state museums for free on the first Sunday of each month.

The free opening of state-run cultural and heritage sites on 25 April includes the Colosseum, Pompeii, the Uffizi, Pinacoteca di Brera, and Galleria Borghese.

The initiative will take place during the usual opening hours, with access by reservation where applicable.

Full details of all participating sites are available on the culture ministry website.

 

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